Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life Contribution

What is the contribution?

Beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, sororities and fraternities that belong to the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MCGC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and Panhellenic Association (PHA) will be billed $40 per member per semester as part of a Sorority and Fraternity Community Contribution. 

How will the contribution be used?

These contributions will be used to provide programming opportunities for the entire communit yas well as used for staffing. In turn, chapters will no longer be assessed fees by Greek Programming Board, which will instead receive funding directly from the Contribution.  There will continue to be opportunities for members of the sorority and fraternity community to provide suggestions for programming initiatives to be provided.

How are monies distributed?  

Chapters interested in using contribution monies for programming should apply via the Greek Programming Board 

How will the contribution be collected?

Chapters, not individuals are billed for the contribution.  As such, chapters may have already included this cost in chapter dues.  Members with questions should ask their chapter leadership or advisor.

When will the contribution be collected?

The contribution will be charged for both fall and spring semesters immediately following roster day.  Chapters will first be invoiced for current, active members.  Following recruitment, chapters will then be invoiced for new members.  New members will be invoiced based on number of bids accepted for IFC/PHA and the start of the new member process for MCGC/NPHC.  

What about students with financial needs?

Ohio State strives to provide an education that is both affordable and excellent.  Those students who qualify for Pell Grants and/or receive the Presidential Affordability Scholarship will have the Contribution waived provide they complete the application and submit the required documentation.  In addition, any student who experiences an economic hardship has the opportunity to apply to have her/his/their Contribution waived. For purposes of this application economic hardship shall be considered to be a temporary and unexpected economic difficulty beyond their control.  

We encourage students to explore financial resources available to them at Ohio State.  

Financial Coaching

CARES Act Funding

Buckeye Food Alliance

Student Advocacy Center

How do I apply for the waiver?

Prior to invoicing the chapters, all members and/or new members will receive the contribution waiver via email to their account.  It is the responsibility of the members to monitor their email and complete the waiver within the given timeline.

Who approves the waivers?

All waivers are reviewed anonymously by a committee made up of representatives from IFC, Panhellenic, MCGC and NPHC as well as staff members from across Student Life.  Your name and chapter affiliation are not shared with this committee.